3 Steps To Be Awesome at Any Skill

Dirt Biking is a Skill

In a recent interview with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Dan Faggella, I spoke about a 3 step process to mastering skills in BJJ and Wrestling. In this post, I want to take our 3 step process and apply it to quickly and systematically become awesome at any skill. You can see our interview (plus … Read more3 Steps To Be Awesome at Any Skill

19-0 Pro Boxer Chris Algieri Joins Team Flow

Chris Algieri joins Team Flow

Pro Boxer Chris Algieri on his mental game leading up to and in the middle of of a fight Just some of Chris’s stats: Boxing Record Light Welterweight 19W | 8KO 0L | 0D Kickboxing Record 20W | 10KO 0L | 0D 2X World Champ Born 1984 Huntington, NY USA Chris will be fighting Ruslan … Read more19-0 Pro Boxer Chris Algieri Joins Team Flow

Is climbing this mountain impossible?

The 6 steps of the motivation mountain

It depends … what type of motivation are we talking here? Think of the different types of motivation as climbing a mountain. The more internally motivated you are, the higher you climb. This is self-determination theory in a nutshell. You start out at the foot of the mountain, having made no progress, with amotivation. That’s … Read moreIs climbing this mountain impossible?

Body Language for Athletes

Did you know that positive body language can improve your biochemistry? I know, it sounds crazy, but the way you carry yourself can actually affect your testosterone levels. I love tips that are simple to implement, but can make dramatic improvements in your sports performance. (That’s actually the inspiration for one of my previous posts, … Read moreBody Language for Athletes

Meditation and Combat Sports

Meditation and Combat Sports: What You Need to Know A couple of weekends ago I was in San Francisco and made plans with my friend and former U Penn wrestler Zack Ellis to hit up a BJJ practice and teach some takedowns to the MMA team at his gym. A few days before we were … Read moreMeditation and Combat Sports

Wrestling Strength Map

BJJ coach and public speaker Dan Faggella published a great article at The Science of Skill: Strengths Mapping for Faster Improvement. Strength Mapping is a way to focus your training time so you can get maximum benefit. Dan put up a screenshot of a sample strength map used by a brazilian jiu jitsu fighter – … Read moreWrestling Strength Map

10 Best Brain Foods for Combat Athletes

foods to nourish your mind as well as your body ### Update: Check out part 2 of this series, where I share some brain food receipes developed by my friend and professional chef Mark McLean. ### Food fuels our workouts, improves our recovery from stress and injuries, strengthens our body and mind, and supports our … Read more10 Best Brain Foods for Combat Athletes